Comedy / Mystery / Thriller

Plot summary

September 10, 2022 at 05:37 PM


B.J. Novak

Top cast

Boyd Holbrook as Ty Shaw
Dove Cameron as Kansas City Shaw
Analeigh Tipton as Abilene Shaw
Ashton Kutcher as Quentin Sellers
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989.49 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 47 min
P/S 5 / 56
1.98 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 47 min
P/S 7 / 65
993.48 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 13 / 273
1.99 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 18 / 403
4.82 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 21 / 95

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by steiner-sam 8 / 10

A smug Eastern snob learns a lot about himself

It's a current-day mystery with ironic and humorous edges set in rural West Texas. It follows an elitist writer/podcaster from the New Yorker magazine who looks into the overdose death of a woman he hooked up with a few times.

Ben Manalowitz (B. J. Novak) is A New Yorker writer and aspiring podcaster who lives the life of hooking up at bars multiple times a week and engages in empty intellectual banter with friends. One night he gets a distraught call from Ty Shaw (Boyd Holbrook) from West Texas, saying that his girlfriend, Abilene (Lio Tipton), has died. Ben remembers hooking up with her a few times and finally agrees to come to her funeral since the family believes it was a close relationship.

The film follows his interaction with the family when he learns they all believe that Abilene's overdose death was not accidental. Ben stays with the family, feeling the family seeks a kind of vengeance by believing in a murder myth. We meet the Shaw family, which includes Ty's two remaining sisters, a younger brother, Mother Sharon (J. Smith-Cameron), and Granny (Louanne Stephens). Initially, he writes them off as rural rubes but comes to understand things are more complex than he first imagined. He also meets a music producer, Quinten Sellers (Ashton Kutcher), who spouts theories on life's meaning that intrigue Ben.

Ben interviews the drug dealer, the family suspects, and the four law enforcement agencies that had jurisdiction in where Abilene's body was found. A couple of abrupt plot twists at the movie's end influence the podcast, Ben's self-understanding, and shift the film's concept of vengeance.

I was very taken by the film. The characters that initially seem one-dimensional become more complex as the story unfolds. I didn't see the ending coming. B. J. Novak was excellent as the smug Eastern snob who learns a lot about himself. I thought there were some false notes with Ashton Kutcher's character, but overall I thought the storyline worked.

Reviewed by UniqueParticle 7 / 10

Very enjoyable

BJ Novak wrote, directed and acted an intriguing story that is funny, suspenseful, sad, and clever. One of the best things is how heartwarming most the characters are! For a movie that's mostly about finding the truth there's a lot of brilliance and fun scenes. I think if I didn't have a regal subscription I probably wouldn't have seen in the theater regardless I'm glad I did Vengeance is very good, I'd still recommend anyone see it and it was nice how some older folks talked to me.

Reviewed by MatthewMichaelHoffman 3 / 10

Big swing and a miss

SCORE: 2.9/10

The first 3/4 of this movie was so unbelievably bad. It tried to be funny and serious and failed at both. The jokes were not funny and completely undermined the serious moments that actually had a lot of potential. I cared about this story just as much as Ben cared about Abilene at the start of the film. As soon as I heard Dove Cameron's accent and discovered she had been casted as a 17 year old, I knew what I was getting myself into. The one thing I for sure walked away with was that I do not like Texas.

Anyways, back to the terrible story. It starts out with a comedic portrayal of Ben and Abilene's relationship and tries to spin it into something the audience is supposed to care about. If this movie went all in on the comedy, it would've been better, just like how it would've been better if they had decided to make the story serious. The decision to try and make it both really killed any connection I could've had to the story and it felt without purpose, up until the last 10 minutes of the movie. Once he unlocked her phone it did get a bit more interesting, but it was too little too late. There was pretty good dialogue throughout, but it was completely overshadowed by a boring story and the worst camera work I have ever seen in any movie. The editing was atrocious and there were multiple points where you could blatantly see errors, particularly during B. J. Novak and Ashton Kurcher's first encounter. Big swing and a miss with a concept that had lots of potential.

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Heatseekah profile
Heatseekah September 24, 2022 at 09:37 am

After watching this movie,I just came back to leave a review - THIS MEANS ITS A PRETTY DAMN GOOD MOVIE!

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KlausKoenig September 12, 2022 at 07:10 pm

I really enjoyed this movie, loved the humor but I guess that, if you didn't like "THE OFFICE US" type of humor, you won't like this one either.

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fvictorjose September 12, 2022 at 12:43 pm

Nope (2022) vibes

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kungfulord September 12, 2022 at 06:46 am

Aliexz don't be a creep

sybianz profile
sybianz September 12, 2022 at 12:37 am

Thanks A Lot for this!!!, will definitely give it try.

bigox profile
bigox September 11, 2022 at 12:04 pm

The movie poster reminds me of Nope somehow...

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filmcritic101 August 23, 2022 at 07:04 pm

Good movie and well worth a watch. Thanks, TYS!

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Shahoud_10 August 21, 2022 at 09:44 am

Is batman in the film?

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sasquatchro August 20, 2022 at 10:17 pm

Nice movie... Anyway, is kind of a drama, not comedy...

Aliexz profile
Aliexz August 20, 2022 at 03:48 pm

Hey Macklusky, I search everywhere your name on instagram, facebook, twitter. I couldn't find you, reply to me or give your instagram something. guys let me know how to contact this girl ?

jeanlero profile
jeanlero August 19, 2022 at 11:24 am

So boring

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AirfunAbd August 18, 2022 at 07:21 pm

waste of time indie bs.

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AvengingSoldier August 18, 2022 at 04:11 pm

wow, dixoncider. complaining about a torrent site stealing a movie from OTHER torrent sites. too funny

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Gioto August 18, 2022 at 12:32 am

This movie is funny, some people didn't like of making fun of americans of central states, but it's obvious that the characters are exagerated, regular people do not act like that. Try another trailer on youtube and you see. I liked!

rojorider profile
rojorider August 17, 2022 at 08:51 pm

Because of all the little children bitching about the korean subs.

vicb01 profile
vicb01 August 17, 2022 at 07:37 pm

Where the hell is Top Gun Maverick?

grey8_cat profile
grey8_cat August 17, 2022 at 05:52 pm

top gun maverick was just here. now its gone?

attack profile
attack August 17, 2022 at 07:46 am

DC league of super pets

rockharde profile
rockharde August 17, 2022 at 04:09 am

Like most American films today don`t bother to take a brain when you go to see them, it`s not required

dplace65 profile
dplace65 August 16, 2022 at 03:47 pm

Young beautiful women aren't attracted to old broke men especially those that push their political ideology on others and try unsuccessfully to make fun of people using old stale stereotypes that not only isn't true in such a diverse world of 2022 but also isn't the least bit funny except maybe in the feeble minds of the woke.

bijan profile
bijan August 16, 2022 at 02:39 pm

A dull film from B.J Novocaine!

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user7003 August 16, 2022 at 02:01 pm

Official Trailer -

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Macklusky August 16, 2022 at 10:43 am

TOP GUN MAVERICK 2022 please

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Luczifer666 August 16, 2022 at 09:23 am

I'll pass